Democrats Cruising to Easy Victories in Three New York Races

Democrats held and even broadened overwhelming leads among likely voters in contests for Governor and for each of the state's two Senate seats.

Senate
  October 25-28, 2010 October 28-31, 2010
 Registered VotersLikely VotersRegistered VotersLikely Voters
Charles E. Schumer 56% 59% 59% 60%
Jay Townsend 31% 35% 31% 34%
Senate (Special)
  October 25-28, 2010 October 28-31, 2010
 Registered VotersLikely VotersRegistered VotersLikely Voters
Kirsten E. Gillibrand 55% 57% 57% 58%
Joseph J. DioGuardi 30% 33% 31% 34%
Governor
  October 25-28, 2010 October 28-31, 2010
 Registered VotersLikely VotersRegistered VotersLikely Voters
Andrew M. Cuomo 57% 57% 58% 56%
Carl P. Paladino 25% 27% 26% 29%

Democratic dominance across all demographics

All three Democratic candidates earn majority support from likely voters who are men or women, in every age group, and among whites and non-whites alike.

 

Methodology

Interviews with 1000 registered voters, including 819 likely voters, were conducted October 25-28, 2010, and interviews with 700 registered voters, including 578 likely voters, were conducted October 28-31, 2010, online using YouGov's PollingPointpanel. YouGov uses a matched sample methodology that selectsrespondents to match the New York registered voter population in terms of demographics (age, race, gender, education, employment status, income, marital status, children), past voting behavior, and political attitudes (interest in politics, party registration, and ideology).

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